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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Briefs and History

Dean Towers writes in Saturday's Harness Racing Update about what it really means now that Ontario's changes to racing is taking place, the goodbyes to friends and the kicking people to the streets.  This is the real shame of what is happening in Ontario.  It's nothing personal, strictly business.  Tell that to them.  Maybe this will be the wake up call the industry needs to make the necessary changes so this doesn't happen again in the future.

John Brennan in The Record reports on the Legislature's leadership and NJTHA's  briefs, responding to the question of the constitutionality of PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act).  For the NJ Attorney General's response, click here

Here is another photo moment out of the history books of harness racing.

Del Insko and Delmar Direct in the winners circle at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, IL, 1948
Photo courtesy of Bonnie and Tom Insko 

What makes this photo special?  That night, Del Insko became the first driver to win both ends of the Daily Double at Fairmount Park at the ripe old age of 17.  A crowd of 3,845 were in attendance to see the historic event.  While the Illinois track is still hanging on as a thoroughbred only track, it raced standardbreds through 1999.

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